Robins

Robins class consists of Year 1 and Year 2 children and they are taught by the EYFS/KS1 teaching team who they will already be familiar with from being in Wrens class. Robins enjoy welcoming Wrens into their class on a regular basis and to support them with their learning.

Robins still learn mainly through practically based activities and this supports Year 1 children with their transition from Wrens class (EYFS). This is combined with more formal methods of learning as they move from Year 1 to Year 2.

We follow the National Curriculum and administer Phonics Screening for Year 1 children in June and SATS tests for Year 2 children in May. We support early literacy skills by rewarding children who read at home regularly as well as giving children individual spellings and tricky words to learn to read at home.

In addition to the above, Robins are lucky enough to have weekly German lessons with Mrs O’Connell and PE with our coach Mr Larking. Robins enjoy learning a different topic every term or half term and we try to link our foundation subjects (including geography, history, art & design) so the children begin to make connections in the learning and the lessons flow naturally into one another.

Robins are encouraged to follow our Belchamp Bees of being kind, patient, polite, truthful and responsible. In addition, a child is chosen as the “BEL-CHAMP of the week” each Friday for showing our BEL-SKILLS which include trying new things and imagining, working hard and concentrating, improving and understanding others and pushing yourself and not giving up.

As a church school we endeavour to interleave our Christian Values of Courage, Respect, Compassion and Hope into our everyday school life.